Trumbull Babe Ruth defeats Vermont 15s in New England opener

Nick Lobuono knocked in two runs in the first inning to help Trumbull defeat Vermont 2-0 in a New England Region 15-year-old first-round game on Friday night.

Trumbull, the host team, will play Pittsfield (MA) tonight at 7 at Trumbull High.

Pittsfield, the Western Mass. Representative, lost to Eastern Mass. champ Braintree 3-0 in its first game.

Trumbull’s A.J. Albaladejo pitched five innings of one-hit baseball to hold off Three Corners. He struck out eight.

Sean Francouer pitched the final two innings. He allowed a single and struck out four.

Jack Durland had a double, a single, and scored a run for coach Mike Buswell’s winners.

Ryan Warner, Albaladejo and Francoeur had singles.

Connecticut state champion New London defeated Rhode Island’s North Providence-Smithfield 7-4.

Lamprey River from New Hampshire shutout Skowhegan Maine 10-0.

New London plays Lamprey River today at 4.